Sunday, July 24, 2016

Drugstore week ¦ The Lowdown - Primark makeup

A couple of weeks ago I put up a first impressions of the Primark makeup range on my Youtube channel so today I thought I would run though all the products I have tried and do some more in-depth reviews.
2 in 1 Foundation and concealer - Dewy finish - £3.00
This is one of the products that I am kind of on the fence with. I wasn't a fan of the concealer, I found that it offered no more coverage and just made my under eyes look a bit more cakey however I didn't mind the foundation. It is a light medium coverage foundation, in terms of the finish it is more satin than dewy. I find that this does work well for a couple of hours on my dry skin however it does begin to separate and look a bit dry so I imagine it would do this at a much faster rate on oily skin. I don't mind this foundation and I feel like for a beginner this would be enough. One thing I will say about this is that the concealer is much darker than the foundation.
Under eye concealer - £1.50
This concealer is meant to be the same shade as the foundation however it's much lighter, for me personally this is a good thing as it means I can use it under my eyes. I actually really like this, it is nice and lightweight and sits really nicely under my eyes. In terms of coverage it isn't the highest I have ever tried however it is enough to cover my under eye circles when they aren't really dark.
Blush Stick - Coral - £1.50
I don't really like much about this, it isn't to bad however it is not something I would ever reach for. The shade is a bit odd, it is a pastel coral shade which just makes me look like my cheeks are a bit of a funny colour. The texture is okay however compared to some of my favourites it feels quite tacky on the skin and it doesn't blend as well as some of them.
Contour crayons - £3.00
I think these are my favourite thing that I have tried along with the lip liners, I actually use the contour shade as a bronzer and the bronze shade as a contour as I find that it works better for my paler skin that way. I must admit I do find the highlight stick a little pointless as it is a really dark shade and I'm not sure how I would ever use it. The products blend really nicely and don't leave stripes along my face like cream contours often do.

Cream concealer, Foundation, Under eye concealer, Blush stick, Highlight shade, Bronze shade, Contour shade.

Lip Liners - £1.00
These are my other favourite product, they are incredibly creamy and feel so comfortable on the lips. I find a lot of super affordable lip liners look and feel so dry on the lips meaning that lipsticks just doesn't go on right over them however with these lipsticks glides over them. I think if you want to give lip liner a go but don't want to spend to much money these are the perfect way to do that.
Lipstick - £0.90
For 90p I really can't complain about this lipstick and I have to say I am super impressed. It is very creamy and feels incredibly comfortable on the lips. I presumed that it was going to be quite dry as a lot of super budget lipsticks are however it isn't. The lasting power of this isn't the best however as it is so creamy I can let it off. I do find out of all the shades there are very few wearable ones as a lot of them seem to be super neon pinks and things like that. However if you can find a colour you like i'd highly recommend picking one of these up!
Lipstick in Rosewood Mauve, Lip liners in 02, 01, 09, 07
Brow cream - £1.50
I thought the colour of this was going to be so off however it is actually a really nice fairly ash toned brown. It is quite thick and reminds me of the texture of the NYX brow gel. With it being this very thick texture it can end up looking quite heavy if I am not careful with it.
9 and 4 Shade eye palettes - £2.50 and £2.00
I am not a fan of Primark shadows I find that they really lack in pigment and are extremely chalky. I can deal with shadows which have fall out due to the high pigment however these ones fall out like crazy and have no pigment. I feel like the shades in both the palettes haven't been thought trough and the 9 Shade palette literally has 8 medium shades and 1 light shade meaning that is almost impossible to create a look out of the palette.
Volumising mascara - £1.00
Finally we have the volumising mascara, for £1.00 I actually can't think of anything bad to say about this. It adds a nice amount of volume and length to the lashes and keeps a curl. I do find I get a little bit of transfer onto my lower lash line however nothing majorly obvious. I feel like this would make a really fantastic mascara for someone who either doesn't wear much makeup or for someone who is just getting started with makeup.

Brow cream, 3 shades from the 9 shade palette, Shades from the 4 shade palette.
So that's it for today and the last post of drugstore week, I really hep you enjoyed these posts and if you aren't up to date here are all the links ->


  1. Some of these products actually look really good and I would probably use them on a daily basis. I will definitely be browsing the makeup section when I next go into Primark!

    Emily xo

  2. I love the look of the lipliners, although the shadows look a little disappointing xx

    Gemma ♡ Miss Makeup Magpie

  3. I like the sound of the concealer as I always struggle to find one light enough for me. Also at first glance that eyeshadow palette looks a lot like the MAC x9 collection, but clearly nowhere near as good so I'll probably go for the more expensive option in this case!

    Beth xx | MissCosmeticBlogger

  4. The concealer sounds really good! I quite like some of Primark's range, I have a lip liner in nude and it pairs so well with mac velvet teddy. They've definitely upped their range that's for sure :)

    Beth | xx

  5. I need to pick up the contour crayons, they sound fab and I haven't used anything like them before.

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx


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